Avalon police officer fired

An Avalon police officer has been fired from the job for apparent misconduct, although officials say they cannot comment on the specifics of the case.

The employment of full-time officer Walter Johnson, hired almost two years ago after working part-time for the department, was terminated in a special emergency meeting held by Avalon Council.

Both council safety committee chairman Patrick Narcisi and police chief Tom Kokoski said they could not discuss why Johnson was fired, although both also said that officials felt it was prudent for council to act quickly following an internal investigation.

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